With so many dodgy concert DVDs around I'm grateful to the other Amazon reviewers of this disc for convincing me to part with my hard earned cash to purchase this DVD.
If ever there was or is a band that really should play with a full orchestra it has to be the complex and classically structured musical style of Yes. The blend of individual musical expertise interwoven with the sympathetic and tasteful orchestral arrangements is nothing short of breathtaking in it delivery. I was a little suspect of a line-up without Mr Wakeman but when you think about it - with a full orchestral backing, would he not have been either swamped or a little redundant?
Anyway, what you have here is 4 of the original musicians, each at the peak of their powers delivering the performance of a lifetime. This is a CD you (and you and I) will probably watch again and again. Fortunately, it contains a good mix of material old and new. As a guitarist, I of course, cannot help but slaver over both Steve Howe's skill and his guitar collection. Being able to watch his technique close up, will be a major delight of this DVD if the guitar is your instrument of choice.
However, that said, I derived as much pleasure watching the impeccable drumming and bass playing of Mssrs White and Squires, respectively. And Jon Anderson must be doing something right because his voice is still as entrancing as it was 30 years ago when I was fortunate enough to catch the entire Tales of Topographic Oceans live, at the Guildhall Portsmouth.
OK, if you are a Yes fan, you'll need this - don't bother with some of the other Yes DVDs, this IS the real deal. If like me you are returning to the music of your youth, sit down, tune in, turn on and have a great evening. A generous (194 minutes), well produced, quality audio DVD worth every penny of the admission price.